Maurice Jones

Chief Executive Officer, OneTen

Tuesday, June 7
Lunch Plenary | 11:45 AM–1:30 PM



Maurice A. Jones was appointed CEO of OneTen in March of 2021. OneTen is a coalition of  leading chief executives and their companies who are coming together to upskill, hire and  promote one million Black Americans over the next 10 years who do not yet have a four-year  degree into family-sustaining jobs with opportunities for advancement. Prior to joining OneTen,  Maurice was the President and CEO of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), one of  the country's largest organizations supporting projects to revitalize communities and catalyze  economic opportunity for residents. 

During his time at LISC, Maurice led the company’s effort to expand its footprint into the  southern part of the country. He grew the company’s annual investment from a billion dollars to  over two billion dollars. He also increased the economic development investments of LISC  throughout the country, including launching a subsidiary company dedicated to small business  lending. During his tenure, LISC diversified its partnerships with multiple industries, including  healthcare, technology, sports, retail and advanced manufacturing. 

He previously served as Secretary of Commerce and Trade for the Commonwealth of Virginia  where his primary job was to leverage Virginia’s assets to solidify its position as the preeminent  place to live, work and conduct business. 

Maurice also served as Deputy Secretary for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban  Development (HUD) from April 2012 through January 2014. As the second most senior official  at HUD, Maurice managed the Department's day-to-day operations, the annual operating budget  of $40 billion and the agency's 8,900 employees. 

Before his appointment at HUD, Maurice was President of Pilot Media, the largest print and  digital organization in Hampton Roads, Virginia. He joined Landmark Media Enterprises, owner  of Pilot Media, in 2005, serving as Vice President of the Landmark Publishing Group. In 2006,  he became the Vice President and General Manager of Pilot Media, and in 2008 he became  President and Publisher of The Virginian-Pilot. 

Maurice was also the Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Social Services and Deputy  Chief of Staff to then-Virginia Governor Mark R. Warner. Other positions include: Special  Assistant to the General Counsel at the U.S. Treasury Department, Legal Counsel to the  Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund and Director of the Fund during the Clinton Administration, Associate Attorney at Hunton & Williams in Richmond, Virginia,  and Partner at Venture Philanthropy Partners. 

Maurice received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Hampden-Sydney College and  attended Oxford University in England on a Rhodes Scholarship, where he received a Master of  Philosophy in International Relations. He later received a Juris Doctor from the University of  Virginia.

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